The Yellow Male: Silly & Savvy Words

Inspired by a reading of Peter Wohlleben’s book: The Hidden Life of Trees  Disclaimer: Should you choose to purchase the featured book, Jay Cool will receive a commission from Amazon at no cost to yourself.   Bright yellow. The colour of catkins. And the colour of maleness. Besides their male counterparts, the flowers of femaleness…

Easter Sunday: An Offering

Inspired by my expanding collection of Folio books … Disclaimer: This post contains an image link to a Folio Society book available on Amazon. Should you choose to purchase the book, via that link,  I will receive a commission at no extra cost to yourself. Mother’s at church. Sprogs are in bed. Hubby’s onto emails…

Perfection: A Ramble

Inspired by five random words found in in Issue 67 of ‘mslexia’. The random words being: installed, perfection, inherent, decent and interactive.   Interested in being active in an interactive sort of a way, I exercise my gouty foot by shifting it to avoid it being rolled over by the wheels of my office chair….

Mojito: Poem Dedicated to Diane Abbott

Inspired by news about Diane Abbott’s drinking habits. Taking a swig of Mojito is ‘noble’, especially if done on a train. And taking a snap of Diane is no trouble, especially for one with no name.   Copyright owned by Jay Cool, April 2019   Image by StockSnap from Pixabay

Perchance: Making it as a Writer

Inspired by the advice of a well-wisher … You haven’t got a chance!’ she declares. ‘Not a chance to make a living as a writer! Even the best writers have another job!’   Still, I don’t listen and don’t want to hear. Still, I take my chances. Why can’t the other job? I think. Why…

Being Bad: A Good Friday Poem

Inspired by an unholy article … Being good on a Friday entails: stifling a yawn; washing up the dishes; mowing a parent’s lawn; reading an article called ‘I used to be a lesbian’ in a holy magazine; and deciding to be tee-total bore!   Being bad on a Friday entails: yawning with mouth wide open;…

Boomerang Buns: A Hot Friday Poem

Inspired by the hot-cross bun that made me cross earlier, when it left a sticky residue on my fingers, that demanded to be washed off. The unwanted interruption forced me to abandon my laptop for five minutes! How inconvenient! Be they hot, or be they cross, they all say the same to me: Pick us…

Simulating Crumble: A Very Short Story

Inspired by five random words from Issue 64 of ‘mslexia’: ‘exposing’, ‘limping’, ‘simulations’,  ‘performance’ and ‘speciality’.   Simulations being her thing, her speciality, she gears herself up for the final performance. She types in a name, his name, sits back and watches. Watches him limping towards his destination, watches him exposing himself, watches as all…